nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php source of the nula filecasts nula rss.php en-us editor@nula.cc (Lloyd Dunn) http://nula.cc/lib/img/nula-128.gif nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php 128 128 source of the nula filecasts nula.cc nula is the source of a series of filecasts, each consisting of an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. nula filecasts consist of field recordings, found material, and the like, put together in such a way as to form a unique new work. since there is a tendency here to let the work speak for itself as much as possible, the only way to really know about nula is to experience the works yourself. nula.cc editor@nula.cc no Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0100 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0100 57428 roadside eatery nula http://nula.cc/

57428 roadside eatery.

At the side of the road between Kobayr and Vanadzor, Armenia, we come to a shack advertising food, a steamy one-room eatery smelling of ash, smoke, mutton and cabbage. We step inside and find the only available table next to a wood-burning stove, and we sit down in the sphere of its heat. Two pots sit on the stove, one with a block of butter melting into some peas, the other covered. Three men are playing cards at the only other table, grumbling out their bids and arguing over each other’s playing, while a woman prepares their food. We order coffee and discuss tomorrow’s itinerary.

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At the side of the road between Kobayr and Vanadzor, Armenia, we come to a shack advertising food, a steamy one-room eatery smelling of ash, smoke, mutton and cabbage. We step inside and find the only available table next to a wood-burning stove, and we sit down in the sphere of its heat. Two pots sit on the stove, one with a block of butter melting into some peas, the other covered. Three men are playing cards at the only other table, grumbling out their bids and arguing over each other’s playing, while a woman prepares their food. We order coffee and discuss tomorrow’s itinerary. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57428 http://nula.cc//57428 12:05 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57388 last days nula http://nula.cc/

57388 last days.

A great curtain of crows draws itself over the sky like black lace over a face radiant with happiness. The last days have come. As the final tide comes in, it gets ready to wash the shore clean, leaving a blank slate to serve as a foundation for the next round.

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A great curtain of crows draws itself over the sky like black lace over a face radiant with happiness. The last days have come. As the final tide comes in, it gets ready to wash the shore clean, leaving a blank slate to serve as a foundation for the next round. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57388 http://nula.cc//57388 11:40 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57377 december nula http://nula.cc/

57377 december.

December comes twelfth but is named ‘tenth.’ November is called ‘ninth’ but it is the eleventh month, and so on with the two preceding months. March was once the first, and the days between the tenth and the first back then were, curiously, considered monthless.

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December comes twelfth but is named ‘tenth.’ November is called ‘ninth’ but it is the eleventh month, and so on with the two preceding months. March was once the first, and the days between the tenth and the first back then were, curiously, considered monthless. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57377 http://nula.cc//57377 16:18 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57371 baku metro nula http://nula.cc/

57371 baku metro.

Among the banalities that fascinate me are the public transportation systems that the cities of the world often provide. People themselves are interesting to watch in any event, but in combination with constant motion, a sense of urgency, bad artificial lighting, and an industrial sound environment, the effect for me is irresistible.

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Among the banalities that fascinate me are the public transportation systems that the cities of the world often provide. People themselves are interesting to watch in any event, but in combination with constant motion, a sense of urgency, bad artificial lighting, and an industrial sound environment, the effect for me is irresistible. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57371 http://nula.cc//57371 28 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57366 chiatura nula http://nula.cc/

57366 chiatura.

The distant rattle and screech of the moving cables can be heard from all corners, the thrum of a great guitar. Over the hours of a day, it infests the mind, and days after we left Chiatura behind, I could summon the sound in memory with convincing precision. …

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The distant rattle and screech of the moving cables can be heard from all corners, the thrum of a great guitar. Over the hours of a day, it infests the mind, and days after we left Chiatura behind, I could summon the sound in memory with convincing precision. … Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57366 http://nula.cc//57366 1479 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57349 another shore nula http://nula.cc/

57349 another shore.

The sea sunders as it joins, and washes the ends of distant lands even as it provides a heaving pathway to them. As we cast our eye at the horizon, our imagination’s arrow attempts a gossamer bridge to the unknown, over an endless plain of sighs.

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The sea sunders as it joins, and washes the ends of distant lands even as it provides a heaving pathway to them. As we cast our eye at the horizon, our imagination’s arrow attempts a gossamer bridge to the unknown, over an endless plain of sighs. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57349 http://nula.cc//57349 10:05 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57311 various mysteries nula http://nula.cc/

57311 various mysteries.

A note is sung, flung freely out, into the air. What is essential, what draws us in to listen, what siezes our attention? The soft friction of warm breath against taut cartilage sends out a signal: something alive calls out to us. And we respond.

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A note is sung, flung freely out, into the air. What is essential, what draws us in to listen, what siezes our attention? The soft friction of warm breath against taut cartilage sends out a signal: something alive calls out to us. And we respond. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57311 http://nula.cc//57311 9:59 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57310 osek monastery nula http://nula.cc/

57310 osek monastery.

The bounty of autumn is everywhere in the orchard, the apple trees are heavy with uncollected fruit. I pluck several of them and find that there are not less than three varieties of apples growing here, tasting sometimes of honey, sometimes of wine, or even hinting of rose. But they are late apples, left too long on the tree, too dense and hard to eat. …

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The bounty of autumn is everywhere in the orchard, the apple trees are heavy with uncollected fruit. I pluck several of them and find that there are not less than three varieties of apples growing here, tasting sometimes of honey, sometimes of wine, or even hinting of rose. But they are late apples, left too long on the tree, too dense and hard to eat. … Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57310 http://nula.cc//57310 724 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57289 equinox nula http://nula.cc/

57289 equinox.

For this equinox, we bring you a set of images of a small stone sphere which I found while walking on a gravel path. Mysteriously perfect, and only one centimeter in diameter, when looked at closely, it begins to look a little like the recent photographs sent back from the dwarf planet Pluto.

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For this equinox, we bring you a set of images of a small stone sphere which I found while walking on a gravel path. Mysteriously perfect, and only one centimeter in diameter, when looked at closely, it begins to look a little like the recent photographs sent back from the dwarf planet Pluto. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57289 http://nula.cc//57289 16 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57286 precipice nula http://nula.cc/

57286 precipice.

I dream that I am at the edge of a cliff overlooking golden waters that shine in the sun. As the daylight fades, a throat of welded metal heaves a voluminous sigh and moans that a ship is leaving the port. An improvisation for three parts.

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I dream that I am at the edge of a cliff overlooking golden waters that shine in the sun. As the daylight fades, a throat of welded metal heaves a voluminous sigh and moans that a ship is leaving the port. An improvisation for three parts. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57286 http://nula.cc//57286 8:52 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57280 black ocean nula http://nula.cc/

57280 black ocean.

This strange and caustic place, outside a chemical plant near Záluží u Litvínova in northwest Bohemia, produces a reeking steam scented with sulphur while disgorging in pulses a gushing black effluent. It makes a sound that, ironically, recalls the crashing surf of our mother ocean, not unlike a siren calling us to death.

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This strange and caustic place, outside a chemical plant near Záluží u Litvínova in northwest Bohemia, produces a reeking steam scented with sulphur while disgorging in pulses a gushing black effluent. It makes a sound that, ironically, recalls the crashing surf of our mother ocean, not unlike a siren calling us to death. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57280 http://nula.cc//57280 11:28 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57275 lost recordings nula http://nula.cc/

57275 lost recordings.

Things often happen quickly out in the field, and inspiration can be quickly squelched by adverse circumstances. It is common that unexpected sounds take me by surprise, and by the time the recorder can be prepared and initiated, the interesting sound is often already well underway.. …

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Things often happen quickly out in the field, and inspiration can be quickly squelched by adverse circumstances. It is common that unexpected sounds take me by surprise, and by the time the recorder can be prepared and initiated, the interesting sound is often already well underway.. … Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57275 http://nula.cc//57275 770 sound, experimental, collage, audio art